NEW: On October 1, 2016, a new curriculum came into force! All students who have started their studies before this date are entitled to complete them until April 30th, 2020 at the latest. However, they can also voluntarily move to the new curriculum. A major change are the so-called enlarged curricula: within the tied elective subjects, an enlarged curriculum of a different field of study in the amount of 24 ECTS credits can be selected.
The Bachelor‘s Degree in Applied Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary study program, that covers different cultural and scientific topics and thematic fields. Culture is understood as a central phenomenon that shapes people and society significantly. The study conveys various scientific and methodological perspectives on culture and cultures. The focus is on sociological and cultural-anthropological research methods. In the study, the current living world is questioned by theoretical reflections such as empirical approaches. A common starting point is an understanding of culture (s) that considers their development and diversity as essential.
The Study Program consists of three compulsory subjects with courses in (1) Languages, (2)
Cultural Sciences or Cultural Theory and (3) in the field of practical cultural work as well as the basics of cultural management. The teaching program of the Bachelor‘s egree „Applied Cultural Studies“ is covered by renowned scientists and numerous lecturers, who are firmly established as successful cultural practitioners in the practice of cultural work and cultural management. These specialists also impart basic knowledge on legal and organizational matters as well as economic contexts. The compulsory and elective subjects allow the students to build up an interdisciplinary focus. A semester abroad offers the opportunity to deepen one of the languages chosen during the studies.